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Address: 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
Phone Number: +1 800-293-7245
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on...

Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on a ride through Arizona’s backcountry, only accessible from the comfort of this train.

This legendary “boutique” attraction allows members of groups an uncommon view of a wildly-wonderful red-rock canyon. The four-hour excursion requires no laborious effort or exertion except by the highly-trained staff who absolutely love what they do. As evidenced by exceedingly positive reviews, they do it very well.

Verde Canyon Railroad is the only excursion train in the Southwest which offers every guest two seats for the price of one: inside viewing through large panoramic windows in all coaches and 360-degree views from open-air viewing cars attached to each coach. As the train passes “through” a grand canyon, both vantages celebrate incomparable scenery, high-desert flora and fauna, historic trestles, dramatic geology, unusual rock formations and passage through a century-old 680-foot tunnel. Throughout the journey the captivating history of the Verde Canyon and the Railroad unfolds with narration interlaced with a wide genre of popular railroad tunes.

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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Amazing views, but it repeats itself!

If you enjoy a slow train ride that will show you the same thing up and back for 4 hours, this is your trip! It is a really beautiful ride through the Verde Canyon and First... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Falls City, Nebraska
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Falls City, Nebraska
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you enjoy a slow train ride that will show you the same thing up and back for 4 hours, this is your trip! It is a really beautiful ride through the Verde Canyon and First Class is the way to go (they have food), but you see the same thing coming back as you saw going up. It's worth... More 

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have no doubt this business is a money maker. We were told we couldn't bring our backpack with food/water on the train for a 4 hour trip, but many families had their backpacks. Had to buy water from their snack bar and it was 95 degrees that day with no A/C just a ceiling fan moving the hot air... More 

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Belhaven, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have many choices including riding in the caboose, coach class, first class or even riding in the locomotive. We chose First Class and it was a great choice! It included wine, drinks, lunch, a separate guided viewing car and nice accommodations! The trip coming back is not quite as good, saw most things on the way to destination and... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This adventure is truly that. People are so friendly, and it's a unique and relaxing way to enjoy the Arizona back country in comfort while noshing on sandwiches, chicken wings, cheese and crackers, crudités, and brownie bites and sipping on a beverage. There are myriad opportunities for great photos of rock formations, outcrop pings, and the Verde River Canyon either... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery, the appetizers, the champagne, the drinks and our amazing bartender and guide were all premium! We love to ride trains and this one was one of the best ever. The couch seating was so comfortable and it just put everyone in a relaxed mood. Thank You!

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Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great train trip. You get to see places you would never see. We went in first class, you get champagne toast and free bar food. There is a cash bar. You have a server, ours was Jennifer, she was amazing. The seating is comfortable with couches and tables, there is an outside viewing car. Before we left... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd do it again, absolutely, but make some different choices. We took one of the so-called luxury cars, which basically are old 1940's and '50's commuter cars from the mid-West that have been stripped, spraypainted, carpeted and furnished with a bar that could have come from someone's paneled basement and a collection of pleather sofas and some high-top tables with... More 

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Satsuma, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had requested and been assured to have handicapped assistance because of the long walk to the cars. That was catch as catch can on departure and nonexistent on return. The trip is rather good with many attractive vistas. The problem was the guides were constantly talking, so the professional narration could not be heard. That was very disappointing. Overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the family on this train ride on a hot day. Temps outside well over 100 @ 1:00 PM when the trip started. To the crews credit they did warn everyone that even with the AC on it would still be hot in the car. The trip was very scenic with an automated recording explaining the various rock formations and... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been on the Verde Canyon Railroad several times and really like it. We love the scenery, the river, the seating inside or outside.

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